Protect the Platypus
The platypus was recently classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN – a clear sign of the urgent need to focus on the long-term conservation of this national icon. The species is difficult to study in the wild and we have a poor understanding of how most populations are faring. The Australian Platypus Conservancy has initiated an innovative citizen science project to help keep track of platypus numbers. The Australian Platypus Monitoring Network will use trained volunteers to conduct visual surveys based on methods trialled over the past decade. Donate today and the Australian Geographic Society will use the funds to help support this important conservation work.